Picking out the perfect wedding band to complement an engagement ring can be a very detailed and lengthy process for women, but for men, when you’re not necessarily “matching” another ring, it’s tough to know where to start. Your wedding band will be a piece that you will wear for the rest of your life, so there should definitely be some thought put into it, but it shouldn’t be a painful process. So, how can you make shopping for a men’s wedding band less stressful? Here are some simple tips to picking the right one for you.
When picking out your ring, here are six things you should consider: width, metal, fit, finish, detailing and engraving. To determine what width you’d prefer for your ring, you should try on a few different bands in different widths and see which one fits your hand the best. Pick the one that you feel sits on your finger most comfortably.
Wedding bands can be made from a few different metals, and the one you choose could be determined by your personal preference, but also the price and the way your skin reacts to the specific metal. Men’s wedding bands are usually made from either platinum, white gold, yellow gold, palladium, or rose gold. Platinum bands are very durable, but come with a higher price. For a similar look, white gold and palladium bands are a good option with a lower price. Yellow gold bands generally give a more classic look, and rose gold bands are a great option if you’re looking for something less common.
Once you’ve chosen the metal you like best, then the finish of the band comes into play. Do you like a shiny ring? Then a high polish band may be for you. Or are you not a flashy type of guy? Then a matte finish band may be the option you’d like best. There are also combination finishes that give the ring a less shiny look, but not a completely matte look either.
As mentioned before, this ring will be one that you’ll wear for the rest of your life. Because the edges of men’s bands can be curved or flat, you should make sure to try on a few different rings to figure out which feels the best on your hand.
Lastly, if you’d like a little something extra on your ring, you can consider detailing or engraving the band. You can add diamond or other stone accents, or you can get your wedding date, your fiancé’s initials, or something else of importance engraved inside the ring.
It’s that simple. Choosing your wedding band doesn’t have to be a complicated process, and when you’re ready to find yours, come see us at Floyd and Green Jewelers today!